Steve Bruce cools talks of bringing Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan to Hull City
Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan has not been offered a contract at Hull City, says Steve Bruce.
But the Tigers have shown interest in the 20-year-old Socceroo.
Reports surfacing in Australia yesterday suggested Ryan could be the long-term answer to City's goalkeeping conundrum.
The Central Coast Mariners star has been the subject of an approach from the Tigers, but Bruce insisted talk of a three-year deal being offered was premature.
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Ryan, number two to Mark Schwarzer for Australia this week, has previously spent trial periods with West Brom and Spurs, and City would like to see him travel to England again before any contract offers are tabled.
Only a small transfer fee would be needed to land Ryan with his contract set to expire in May, but Bruce cooled talk of an imminent deal.
"It's someone that we've shown interest in but that's as far it's gone so far," he added.
"He's Australia's number two and has shown a lot of potential but there's been no contract offer.
"We'll have to wait and see where that one goes."
Bruce has until next Thursday to strengthen in the emergency loan market before the window closes for the remainder of 2012.